Takeouts: Afghan bombing, Mike Leach, a blue moon

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Afghanistan Takeout: At least 8 Americans are dead after a suicide bombing at a remote base in Afghanistan. Details are still emerging, but reports say most of the dead are CIA employees, which could make this one of the most deadly events in the intelligence agency’s history. Anand Gopal, from the Wall Street Journal, joins us from Kabul.

Sports Takeout: After allegations of player abuse, Texas Tech head football coach Mike Leach was fired yesterday – Ibrahim Abdul-Matin explains why.

Astronomy Taketout: Jack Horkheimer is the writer and host of PBS’ “StarGazer,” as well as the director emeritus of the Miami Planetarium; he joins us to talk about the rare event of seeing a ‘blue’ moon on New Year’s Eve.

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